Amid global panic over Coronavirus outrage, Pakistan COVID-19 tally reaches 800. Till now 5 have been reported dead. Counting all the regions, Sindh remains worst-hit.
Helpless Imran Khan
Addressing the nation, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday rejected a resolution to a complete lockdown in the country, saying it will create more turmoil and urged people to self-quarantine to control the spread of the coronavirus. He added that the situation in Pakistan does not call for a lockdown yet.
“Let me first tell you what a complete lockdown is. It means imposing a curfew and locking people in their homes,” said Mr. Khan.
Cannot impose lockdown in Pakistan with 25 pc population living on daily wages: Imran Khan
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) March 22, 2020
COVID-19 tally reaches 800
As reported on Times Now, Sindh, Pakistan’s southeastern province, reported 11 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of those infected in the province to 352, while the national tally nears 800, with 5 deaths reported.
Seven of the 11 cases were reported in provincial capital Karachi, all of which were locally transmitted, according to Dawn.
Outward of Sindh, the eastern province of Punjab remains the worst-hit, having had reported 225 cases. Balochistan has reported 108 cases, the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 31, while capital Islamabad has reported 11.
Imran Khan: “Trust in me. I am thinking of plans every day. You don’t need to be forced into quarantine. You can do it yourself. We are a great nation.”
Great nation: pic.twitter.com/HMKIHs68gn
— Salaar Khan (@Brainmasalaar) March 23, 2020
— جاوید نیاز ?? (@NiazJaved) March 23, 2020
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) March 22, 2020
Dear PM listen to ur people apeal if u could for #LockDownPakisan
— Qamar (@AbuZaifi) March 23, 2020
Act Now sir @ImranKhanPTI , now is the TIME.. we can save lives if we lock down. Plz. This week is critical. Plz Lock down immediately,
— Amber Iqbal (@amber09khan) March 23, 2020